The Wedding of Dominic and Laura took place at Islington Assembly Rooms with the reception at The Prince Albert in Camden. The day was captured by Jason Pierce-Williams.
Dominic and Laura are one of the happiest, approachable and friendliest couples I eve had the pleasure to meet. It was clear from the outset, even as I was taking a pre-wedding tour around the environs of Camden, that this was going to be fun. I started shooting at the grooms house and then made my way to Islington Assembly Rooms which is a lovely interior for a ceremony so long as the sun doesn’t directly hit the couple!
It was then a lovely bus trip on an old London Routemaster via Primrose hill to the reception at The Prince Albert in Camden. Having a conductor dishing out customised tickets with the couples’ names was a nice touch.
The Prince Albert is a great little venue tucked away in the backstreets near the canal and I got some nice shots here but the real opportunities occurred when we talk a walk down by The Grand Union Canal itself. Another nice touch were the little red folding planes onto which guests wrote their wishes for the couple. Naturally I couldn’t resist the temptation to have the guests throw these darts all over the room.
About the Photographer
My own style as a photographer is extremely natural and candid although I do keep an eye open for a good opportunity. As a street photographer of some 20 years standing, I bring much of this very casual, but often intimate approach to my wedding photography.
What advice would you give to couples planning their wedding day?
My advice to couple’s planning their day is always the same – have fun. Things can and do go wrong or just a little off course- of course they will, it’s a wedding. Despite the name of this photography site I really feel that with a wedding as in any other walk of life the pursuit of perfection will ultimately just get in the way of enjoying yourself. But if you want to make sure you get one thing as near to perfect as you can, make it your choice of photographer! Do your research. Look at a lot of photography and not just weddings, Get a feel for what you think you like, even love in a photograph. And naturally, always, but always meet your potential photographers.
Your photographs after all, apart from your own memories and, of course, each other, is all that will remain after this day is over. So get a great photographer whose work you love and nothing else – short of actual disaster – will really matter that much. Trust me – Im a photographer.